27 NCAC 01D .0207         Counsel - Powers and Duties

The counsel shall have the power and duty:

(1)           to initiate an investigation concerning the alleged unauthorized practice of law upon receipt of a complaint or upon receiving information from any other source indicating the possible unauthorized practice of law;

(2)           to direct a letter of notice to a respondent;

(3)           to make a recommendation to the committee on the disposition of a complaint;

(4)           to prosecute before the courts all actions to enjoin the unauthorized practice of law as may be authorized by the Executive Committee or the council;

(5)           to maintain records of all matters processed by the counsel on behalf of the committee and of the disposition thereof, pursuant to the records retention policies of the North Carolina State Bar; and

(6)           to perform such other duties incident to the operation of the committee as the president, the chair, the committee, or the council may direct.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 84-37;

Readopted Eff. December 8, 1994;

Amendments Approved by the Supreme Court: February 3, 2000; March 20, 2024.